MPS Building Report Details Air Quality Improvements, Challenges

MEDFORD, MA — A report compiled late last month and released by the Medford Public Schools Friday shows the improvements done to the HVAC systems in school buildings, as well as some of the air quality challenges the district faced. Workers were onsite last week addressing what the district called “long overdue” repairs to the HVAC systems at its schools. There were enough areas within each school that met, or exceeded, the increased air quality standards to accommodate the return of high needs and kindergarten students.

The MPS report specifically pertained to Cohort A, or the district’s high-needs student population. The district measured air exchanges per hour (ACH) and deemed rooms underneath that threshold unfavorable.

Medford High School

Data showed favorable air quality in the third floor of the B building, or the science labs wing, which was extensively renovated over the last several years. Students in Cohort A, who would ordinarily have been located elsewhere, were temporarily relocated to that area.

Three rooms were temporarily closed:

  • Lecture Hall 2 (1.67 ACH)
  • Room 314 (3.82 ACH) (in proximity to other rooms but not currently passing, HVAC vendors are inspecting)
  • A206 Mock apartment room (2.76 ACH)

Testing is ongoing at Medford High School.

Curtis Tufts High School

CTHS does not have an HVAC system and is an outlier among the air quality reports. The actual ACH noted in the report is 0.0 as the only method of circulating fresh air possible at

CTHS is through open windows. Windows in each CTHS classroom have been opened (with new screens installed in the last several weeks).

In addition, on the advice of the engineering experts, two fans have been installed in each classroom, which are pointed both in and out of separate windows. This method of air circulation is estimated to create an

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Global Whirlpool Bath Market 2020 Key Segments and Sub-Segments, Key Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and Challenges by 2025

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Sep 30, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
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This gathered data and information is represented very well in the global Whirlpool Bath market report through the most appropriate graphs, charts, or tables to simplify the flow of information for better user understanding. The report focuses on the latest trends in the global and regional areas on all the significant components, including the capacity, cost, price, technology, supplies, production, profit, and competition. The research study features estimates of revenue by manufacturers, production and capacity by manufacturers, price by manufacturers, areas covered and distribution by manufacturers, acquisitions, mergers, and business expansion plans, products offered by manufacturers.

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The major players in the market include: Jacuzzi, Sanitec, CRW Bathrooms, Aquatic, Duravit, Caesar, Mansfield, TOTO, Kohler, MAAX, Roca, Ariel, Novellini, Sunrans, Hydro Systems, Atlantic Whirlpools, American Standard, HOESCH Design, Royal Baths, Jason International, Huida Group, Baili, Wisdom, SSWW, Yuehua

Product Type and Application Segment Analysis:

Market type segment analysis of the Whirlpool Bath, the market study report includes

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Challenges: Bathrooms Evolving

Bathrooms have certainly come a long way from the crescent moon carved in the door of the quaint (if scented) privy out on the south forty, and the communal tub by the kitchen fireplace!

a sink and a white tub sitting next to a window: (Photo courtesy of Robert Boccabella) Function can include beauty — even in our most personally pragmatic Interior space!

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(Photo courtesy of Robert Boccabella) Function can include beauty — even in our most personally pragmatic Interior space!

Time passed, and in many of the stately old Victorian homes, the “evolved” bathrooms consisted of several small rooms in close proximity; one for the water closet and commode, one for a sink with counter and cabinets and one for the bathtub!   Of course, there were variations on those themes and configurations, in order to accommodate all the functions of ablution at that time in history.

The logic applied then, and the design rationales, were partially related to the difficulties of heating, the conservative values concerning segregation of the genders, and the need to accommodate multiple requirements simultaneously – and with due modestly.

As more time passed, bathrooms came a long way from the privacy disciplines and design approaches of the Victorian and subsequent eras.

Contemporary bathrooms would no doubt astound our great grandparents!    Even in the most modest of homes or apartments, modern plumbing, electricity, new materials and fixtures have transformed mere necessity.  Bathrooms no longer just “meet the basic needs.”

Rivaled only by the kitchens, the bathrooms of homes (and businesses) probably receive the toughest punishment, more consistently, than other rooms and areas.  The good news is that when a well trafficked and weary bathroom is ready for remodel, clients have many, many options whether the goals are modest or upscale.

Client expectations have risen in keeping with what the marketplace has made available.  A bathroom remodel sometimes means a renovation!  To install some of the newer components such as

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